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Wilkinson, Virginia Caston
At her home in this city, Tuesday, September 11th, at 12:50 a.m., Mrs. Virginia Caston Wilkinson, wife of W. H. Wilkinson of this city. The funeral services took place from the First Baptist Church, Wednesday morning at 10:00 o'clock.
Mrs. Wilkinson has been a resident of McComb for several years past and was well and favorable known in this city. Besides her husband, she is survived by several sons and daughters and a number of other relatives in this and adjoining counties. The family has the sympathy of numerous friends among whom the Enterprise is numbered, in this hour of bereavement.
[McComb Enterprise, September 1917--Submitted by Gene P]
Added 7 Apr 2014

O'Brien, John/James Daniel
John/James Daniel O'Brien, born January 3, 1817 in County Cork, Ireland. In the History of Pike County, J. Daniel O'Brien was listed as a boy, he came to Canada with his parents. He served in the Mexican War with the Virginia troops and afterwards went to North Carolina and married Mary Elizabeth Conklinton, and then emigrated to Pike County, Mississippi and settled on Magees Creek below Tylertown, Mississippi in the early 1850's. Two of his children was listed as living in the area,William Thomas O'Brien married Sally Dillion, James Smith O'Brien married Katie Rushing, and after her death he married her sister, Eveline Rushing Dillon. James Daniel O'Brien was a riverboat Captain and a slave trader. He imported slaves into Louisiana. He was given a Spanish Land Grant for land where the Shell Refinery sits today. James Daniel's first wife, Mary Elizabeth Conklinton, was born December 20, 1820 in Ireland and died January 29, 1895. She is buried in the Lexie Cemetery in Lexie, Mississippi. James remarried on August 2, 1881 in Pike County, Mississippi to Sarah Webb, who was born November 1857 and died December 16, 1916. James Daniel O'Brien died May 14, 1897 and is buried in St. Mary of The Pines Cemetery, Choctaw, Mississippi. He was a devout Catholic and always carried with him a fiddle which he used to play a little tune as he walked three times around any "Protestant Church" he happened upon in his travels.
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Added 14 May 2012

Ellezey, L J
Mr. L.J. Ellezey, cheif train dispatcher of the L.C. Railroad, died at McComb City last Monday 5/9/1889
[Jackson Clarion Ledger, 9 May 1889 -- Erica Beatty]
Added 14 May 2012

Cassedy, Judge H
Judge H. Cassedy (sic), one of the best and most prominent lawyers in this state, died at his home in Summit last Saturday. His remains were taken to Meadville for burial. He was a self-made man, having come to this state from Pennsylvania when a boy, without money, education or friends. He commenced his career in this state as a country school teacher and afterwards studied law.
[Brookhaven Ledger, Brookhaven, Mississippi, Published March 31, 1881]
Added 2009

Laid, Margaret Ella
Margaret Ella Laid, daughter of Bartlett and Nancy(?) Laid, died at Wesson on March 7th. She was born 27 Oct. 1873 at Simmit, where her parents then resided.
[Brookhaven Ledger, Brookhaven, Mississippi, Published March 31, 1881]
Added 2009

Lewis, Quinea
Died Jan. 13th at his residence near Holmesville, Quinea Lewis, 80 years of age. He was a consistent member of the Methodist Church for over 60 years, and the father of Rev. W. B. and L. Lewis of Brookhaven.
[Brookhaven Ledger,, Published January 20, 1881]
Added 2009

Smith, Nellie
A few nights ago Miss Nellie Smith of Oasyka was poisoned and died, by taking an overdose of medicine.
[Brookhaven Ledger, March 31, 1881]
Added 2009

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